Twitter/Facebook profile links

Stephen Rushing asked on April 16, 2015 23:36

We are planning to show Twitter, Facebook, etc profile links in our author profiles. I see there are Facebook ID and Twitter ID fields in the user Settings, but I don't think this is something the authors can manage easily.

Are those fields intended for open ID, or what? Do I need to create custom fields on the Membersion > User Settings class, and forget about those ID fields?

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Brenden Kehren answered on April 17, 2015 04:11

Assuming you're not going to have them authenticate with Facebook, LinkedIn or Open ID so what I would do is create additional fields in the User Settings that are simple text fields for both Facebook and Twitter. Let them simply copy and paste their profile link in it.

In the alternate form for the user, add those 2 new fields to the profile form and they should show for them to edit.

The Facebook, LinkedIn and Open IDs are for authentication from those providers not storing profile information. I'd not remove them as there is code written around them for authentication using those providers.

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Stephen Rushing answered on April 17, 2015 14:25

Thanks, that's what I'll do.

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